Perseverance on the Merrimack: The Challenges and Transformation of the Amoskeag Mill Yard from 1935-1975


Program Description:

The transformation of the Mill Yard is examined from the point of Amoskeag Manufacturing leading to the current development of the Mill Yard today. This transformation is examined from the perspective of the local economy, social changes, and cultural changes in the Manchester area. The struggles and successes of the Mill Yard are discussed in terms of environmental, demolition and governmental influences.


Kelly Kilcrease

Dr. Kelly M. Kilcrease is an Associate Professor of Business with over two decades of teaching experience on the collegiate level. Dr. Kilcrease has a constant desire to see students apply what they learn by using the classroom as a simulator to the real business world. He believes that it is not enough that students understand how a theory works, they must experience its ramifications and changes within the organization once it is applied. Dr. Kilcrease earned his BA from the University of South Florida and an MBA from Tampa College. He earned his Ph.D. in Management with an emphasis in Productivity from The Union Institute and University. His published dissertation focused on the productive impact the microcomputer has on outside sales forces. Since then he has presented and published in a variety of business areas including business history, teaching effectiveness, tools for non-profit business, and the relationship between the liberal arts and management.

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